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Why don't you open a company in Estonia? Its super easy



Because I live in the Netherlands. And if I want to keep living here, I can't just offshore my company to somewhere and run it from here. Especially not since it's a 1-person company. It'll be judged by the Dutch IRS as a Dutch corp. not an Estonian corp. Then I'm double taxed. Depends if you're audited or not for this to happen.

It's a myth you can just open a corp anywhere and benefit from low tax, a lot depends on where you live personally (as CEO), where your staff is, where your customers are and where you spend the "fruits of your labor". Why is it a myth? Because otherwise EVERY freelancer would offshore to a low-tax country. They can't. It's a loophole that doesn't exist.


Estonia will grant you a form of partial citizenship so you can do exactly this.

https://e-estonia.com/e-residents/about/


You can but I don't want to make a case since you already feel strongly about not doing it.


I'd love to be debunked :)


I am interested to know :)




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